Thursday 17 February 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in EnvironmentNational

As anticipated, the Cook Islands Cabinet has formally approved the three seabed minerals (SBM) exploration licence applications from CIC Limited, CIIC Seabed Resources Limited and Moana Minerals Limited.

In a statement last night, Minister for Seabed Minerals, Prime Minister Mark Brown said: “This is a historic milestone for our country – the first SBM exploration licences granted by the Cook Islands.”